The Express Yourself meme is a weekly jaunt brought to you by Dani at Entertaining Interests and Jackie at Bouquet of Books. At the beginning of the month the girls will post a gadget with a list of topics, something different for each week. Make sure to head on over to either of these blogs to check out the details more fully and see who else is taking part.
This weeks topic of conversation: What is the most frustrating/satisfying thing about being a writer?
One of the most frustrating things about writing is not being able to find the time. I know it's one of those things that we all suffer from now and again, not finding even half an hour in the day to sit back and get some words down.
The things that prevent us usually revolve around the family, and so they in themselves are meaningful and worthwhile activities, but we can't help the niggle of annoyance we feel that the time has passed too quickly and we have been unable to add to the word count.
On the flip side though, getting a good session of 1000+ words in is definitely satisfying. Knowing that you've made some progress towards a finished piece, no matter how small, is always a good feeling, and submitting it somewhere is even better. There is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment that I hope will not wane each time I finish something.
What do you find frustrating or satisfying about being a writer?
If you're not a writer, how can you apply the same to something you are doing?